Portrait of a Kris Blacksmith • Balishoot

Portrait of a Kris Blacksmith

The kris is an asymmetrical dagger with distinctive blade-patterning achieved through alternating laminations of iron and nickelous iron (pamor). Kris is most strongly associated with the culture of Indonesia. The kris is famous for its distinctive wavy blade, although many have straight blades as well.

Producers: Omri Ben-Canaan & Josh Patil
Director: Alexandre Szuren
Videographers: Rico Surya, Yuri Ruijten & Hugo Pes
Editors: Rico Surya & Bob’z Bobby
Sound: Hannes Niedbala
Interpreter: Prama Werdi
Production Assistant: Juliette Vivet